Interracial relationships dating sites
However, this does not mean that racism has disappeared: the discourse of my grandmother and grandfather is still with us today.
The next section will provide a description of three interracial dating sites:
The first one mentioned will be discussed elaborately in order to provide us with an idea of how members of such interracial dating communities function.
In my Google search, I have chosen to search the terms ‘normal couple’, ‘couple’, ‘black couple’, and ‘white couple’ in Google Images. By searching: Google suggests that ‘normal couples’ and ‘white couples’ are the same kind of couples, as both of these searches only result in images of white couples.
This implies that white couples are perceived as the ‘norm’.
Small probes such as this one, suggest the online dominance of Western norms and white people.
This means that these Western views on relationships are most easily captured online and are the first ones people find when searching information about this topic.
In my eyes, there is only one race: the human race. Therefore, I would much rather use the word 'intercolour' than 'interracial'.
Still, I use the terms ‘interracial’ and ‘race’ in this paper as this is how it is mostly referred to in society and within other research.
When my 86-year old grandmother heard I had a black American-Kenyan boyfriend, her first reaction was: ‘’A black person does not belong in our family’’.
In the 21st century, a lot has changed in attitudes towards people from different races: no child would run away from seeing a black man on the street and comments like my grandmother’s have become at least remarkable.
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